Monday, January 12, 2009

Glucose I can tolerate!

At my last midwife appointment, Mary said she'd have me do the "glucose tolerance test" after the holidays. The thought of it just made me ill. Those orange glucose drinks are HORRID. Hate them.

So I had an appointment today. Have I mentioned I LOVE my midwives?? :-) Everything's looking good. Though I did gain TEN pounds over the holidays. I knew I'd packed on a few! So then they mentioned the dreaded glucose test. Except I wanted to dance a jig when Nedra said, "Which do you want... Milky Way, jelly beans, or the orange drink?" What?! Are you kidding me? I have a choice? I don't have to guzzle nastiness for my glucose test?! Woo hoo! So, the morning of my next appointment I get to eat 18 jelly beans between 9:00 and 9:15. That I can handle!

Hallelujah for evading the orange drink! This reason alone is enough to recommend midwives to every pregnant woman!


Liz Johnson said...

SERIOUSLY!? I am moving across the country to birth with your midwives. Not even kidding.

Buscando la Luz said...

Yay! Do it! Do it! ;-)

Cindy and Steve said...

Thats awesome!! I already know that I want to use midwifes the next time around, but this just gave them another check mark in the 'pro's' box!
I HATE those drinks also!

AzĂșcar said...

I hate you right now.

I hate jelly beans, but not as much as I hate the Orange Drink of DEATH.

So I'd be firmly in the Milky Way camp.

Buscando la Luz said...

Yeah... you know... as I was driving away from their office, I thought to myself... why the heck didn't I choose the chocolate?! OH well.

Hilary said...

I know this is way old, but I just had to add that with this pregnancy I told the midwife that I hate the orange drink with a passion, it makes me sick and nauseous, and I didn't want to do it.
Her reply, "No problem."
There were other ways to watch for problems, we did a little blood work a few weeks later and I never did have do drink the nasty orange stuff!